Today we hosted our first Year 3 and 4 event of the year as 4 schools competed in our Tag Rugby competition. Mount Carmel, Wood End Academy, Holy Family and ourselves each entered a team of 10 children into the tournament with the aim of giving some of our younger children an opportunity to represent the school and try to win a trophy.
The Fielding squad, comprised of just Year 4 children this time, were fantastic all afternoon and demonstrated how much they have learnt in PE lessons and at outside clubs by giving us a great show of tag rugby. We played each team twice in the group stage to determine who finished 1st and 2nd and lost only 1 game to finish 2nd. That meant that we had set up a Fielding vs Mount Carmel cup final to see who would end the day as champions.
Mount Carmel played some excellent rugby and took an early lead and then limited our own try scoring opportunities with some great defensive play. With just 1 minute left in the game though we made a breakthrough with a great try from Josh B to level things up. It looked as though we were headed for extra time when a fine running move from Mount Carmel saw them score another try with just seconds to go. The whistle blew and we were still very proud to have finished in 2nd place.
Congratulations to Mount Carmel for winning the day and also to Wood End and Holy Family for playing some great rugby and demonstrating superb sportsmanship throughout the afternoon.
We are already looking forward to our next Year 3 and 4 tournament next half term!